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Prof. Christophe Boone, University of Antwerp
Top management teams (TMTs) are crucial in determining the strategic directions of firms. Since the seminal work of Hambrick and Mason (1984), a substantial body of research has explored how TMT demographic and psychological characteristics affect the strategic choices they make. Other studies have focused on related issues, such as the relationships between TMTs and Board of Directors, executive succession, or the application of the theories on TMTs in specific types of organizations like family firms, new ventures. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of state-of-the-art research on TMTs and business strategy and stimulate discussions about future research directions and potential contributions to the field.
Building on theories from a wide range of disciplines (management, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, etc.), the course will offer insights into the antecedents and consequences of TMTs’ composition and dynamics. The topics will range from traditional research on TMT compositions’ to more recent insights into TMT-CEO interactions, behavioral micro-processes, organizational design, etc. In addition, we will provide an overview of emerging research themes such as TMTs in family firms and entrepreneurial teams as well as TMTs operating in a global/international context. In examining these topics, we will also discuss issues of research design, data collection and analysis with particular emphasis on novel empirical approaches.
The aim of the course is to provide doctoral students with a good understanding of the field and equip them with theoretical insights and empirical guidance that can help develop outstanding research project on TMT-related issues.
The learning objectives are:
Day 1: Introduction (Instructors: Christophe Boone and Tine Buyl)
Day 2: TMT internal contingencies and dynamics (Instructors: Tine Buyl and Christophe Boone)
Day 3: TMT external contingencies (Instructors: Sabina Nielsen and Sibel Yamak)
Day 4: TMT organizational design (Instructors: Cristina Rossi-Lamastra and Evila Piva)
Day 5: Special topics (Instructor: Alessandro Minichilli)
PhD students and junior faculty with research interests in TMTs, whatever their research field (e.g., business strategy, organization behaviour, organization theory and design, entrepreneurship).
Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar
Interested students should register online (and submit the required documents) no later than June 22, 2015. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating learning environment.
The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty and will be based on:
Cancellations made before August 7, 2015 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.
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